It gives me great joy to connect with communities, congregations, and organizations around the U.S. and in my state of Michigan. I appreciate the many expressions of work and ministry that are taking place across our country, and it is a gift to be present and learn what others are doing.

I speak and lead workshops at retreats and conferences, and I serve frequently as a guest preacher for congregations. Alongside these forms of ministry, I also welcome the opportunity to have a conversation with your community over Skype or Google Hangout.

I am passionate to build connections between rich, theological ideas and acts of mission, justice, and welcome in our local contexts. I am particularly interested in topics that focus upon the changing landscape of religious demographics in the U.S. (see more about my involvement with Nones and Dones), race and inclusion, opportunities to build community with and among young adults, and the formation of connections between congregations and their surrounding neighborhoods.

You may email me at to inquire about speaking opportunities.

Speaking Engagements and Workshops from 2016

nextchurchNones and Dones Lunch Session
Next Church Regional Gathering
Atlanta, Georgia
February 23, 2016

Mr. RogersFred Rogers: Love We’ll Never Lose
Jazz Mass at Canterbury House
Ann Arbor, Michigan
March 6, 2016

presbyterian pilgrimage

Grace Given
Presbyterian Pilgrimage
Howell, Michigan
March 11, 2016

pulpit fictionVoice in the Wilderness
Pulpit Fiction Podcast
April 18, 2016



westminsterNones and Dones: Spiritually Curious, Institutionally Suspicious
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Ann Arbor, MI
May 14, 2016

PWThe New Reformation
Synod of the Covenant Summer Gathering
Presbyterian Women
June 11, 2016




I serve frequently as a guest preacher for congregations. I have listed some audio/video recordings below.

Neighbors with Names
Milford Presbyterian Church (Milford, MI)

Love and the Gift of Vulnerability 
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Chuch (Dearborn Heights, MI)

Mr. Rogers: Love We’ll Never Lose
Canterbury House (Ann Arbor, MI)

Beyond These Walls
Northbrook Presbyterian Church (Beverly Hills, MI)

Grace Sown in All Directions
First Presbyterian Church (Ann Arbor, MI)

This Love Changes Everything
First Presbyterian Church (Ann Arbor, MI)